2017 GEAR UP Leadership Awards

Submit a Nomination by May 12

NCCEP recognizes there are countless “GEAR UP Heroes” within each of the 134 GEAR UP programs across 46 states. It is never easy to single out one person when it takes a community to serve, reach, and support GEAR UP students on their path to high school completion and post-secondary success. We encourage you to pause, reflect, and identify that one professional, partner, parent, and/or student that has gone above and beyond and deserves to be highlighted this year as a recipient of the annual NCCEP/GEAR UP Leadership Awards.

We know that many involved with your GEAR UP grant deserve recognition. Pause to consider who deserves recognition this year. A nonprofit that partners to serve students in unique and critical ways? An evaluator who goes above and beyond in their data collection and analysis? The parent or family member who is at every GEAR UP event and supports other students and families? The student who stands out in their work with GEAR UP and their community?

In about 30 minutes, you can make a difference for someone by recognizing their hard work – just fill out the simple application. Be thoughtful, be creative, and honor all that person has done for student success!

Applications Due: May 12, 2017

Learn about the award winners from previous years:

  • 2016 GEAR UP Leadership Award Winners
  • 2015 GEAR UP Leadership Award Winners
  • 2014 GEAR UP Leadership Award Winners
  • 2013 GEAR UP Leadership Award Winners 
  • 2012 GEAR UP Leadership Award Winners

GEAR UP Program Locator

Are GEAR UP services available in your state or region? You can find out by clicking on this interactive map. Here you will find where GEAR UP programs currently serve students, the size of their grants, how many students they serve and a link to their website for more information.